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to explore. it took us a year to get access to that plane. we had to get permission from the u.s. air force, u.s. army, and, you know, it took a long, long time. two weeks before getting on thoo plane we did not have permission. i was sweating bullets. it was before new year, 2010. then finally at the last minute we got permission to get on that plane. what we see there is -- we don't see the people who were in that study. we ended up following a person in that clip, sergeant yates, who was heavily, heavily over-medicating. we see what happens when we have a fragmented system. when we have a bunch of doctors picking out bits and pieces of us. there is no reason a human being should be on as many drugs as he was on that plane. he almost died on that plane. >> he had containers full of pills. >> the nurses and doctors on the plane could not figure out how many drugs he was on. his blood pressure dropped to a dangerous level where he almost died. i mean the whole plane was literally on shutdown. everyone was on high alert. >> that was in the air? >> it was in the air. >> you came from germany?
the u.s. air force, the u.s. army. and it took a long long time. two weeks before getting on that plane, we didn't have permission and i was sweating bullets as right before new year in 2010. and finally at the last minute we got permission to get on that plane. what we see there is -- we don't see one of the people who are in that study. we actually ended up following a character named sergeant yates who was heavily heavily overmedicated. and what we see in that clip is really sort of what happens when we have a fragmented system. when we have a bunch of different doctors picking up different pieces of us but not looking out for the whole person. there's no way that a human being should be on that many drugs. he almost died of a plane. >> he holds up containers of pills. >> and the nurses and doctors couldn't figure out he was on, how many drugs he was on. and his blood pressure dropped to a really dangerous level where he almost died. the whole plane was really on shutdown. everyone was on like high alert. >> that was in the air? >> we were in the air across the atlantic. >> you came
to type it. it did appear in "politics u.s.a.," the journalist james cannon edited that book. it's a fascinating moment because he's thinking auto buy graphically. he's still a young man, he's running for president, but he's had a pretty rich life already. and his life included certainly his world war ii service, and he's talking there about coming out of the war. interestingly talks about being out of sorts. didn't really know what to do as a veteran coming back and then began getting interested in politics. but he had seen a lot of the world. he lived in england. at the time england was veering very rapidly towards a world war with germany. he had been at the u.n. conference in san francisco. seen a lot of the world and is beginning to put down his thoughts. i think the whole reason he installed the taping system was as a historian's helper, that he was beginning to think about the memoirs he would someday right. it was only his second year of the presidency and he probably thought he had until 1969 before he really had to sit down and write his memoirs. but i'm sure as a journ
and later, a look at cybersecurity threats to the u.s. >> this week on "q&a," former harvard university press editor aida donald discusses her latest book, "citizen soldier, a life of harry s. truman." aida donald, why did you write a book about harry truman? >> i wanted to do another biography, having written about teddy roosevelt six years ago and had great fun writing about him. i looked around for another president that i might enjoy working on for a few years, and i came upon truman, who i remember, i am old enough to remember him. truman had two big puzzles in his life. i said, you really have to write about some of those puzzles. it gives you something to work on, to work through. maybe other biographers, other readers do not know about the puzzles or even see them as puzzles, but you do, and that is how i chose truman and worked very hard on the puzzles which turned out to be very important for his career. it kept me very interested in it this man from the midwest. this man with a high school education who accidentally became president in momentous times in our lives. >> what ar
you find that? >> that is in the record. >> officials u.s. records? >> that is right. that is a very disturbing thing to learn -- what we did when we withdrew, when the army withdrew from the north korean side of the 30th parallel, we devastated everything from their capital through the 30th parallel. we bombed them. we napalmed them. we shot them. it was total devastation, and our army did that under orders. it made the american boys -- and our american soldiers were always gently raised by their mothers. it made them sick. they came back from all of these bombing raids. they came back -- they just vomited and were sick. they did not want to do this, but they were ordered to do it. >> it is interesting that after writing about harry truman and the bomb, you write this -- "the korean war transformed the united states into a very different country. it soon had hundreds of permanent military bases abroad, a large standing army, and a permanent national security state at home. we can add to that a huge military force, a pension for invading foreign countries on little or no evidence of
. he said, i will protect u.s. much as i can. -- you as much as i can. he never told his daughter the episode of the suicide until she was a grown woman. she resented that, but she got over it. bess like public life because there was this dark secret that would come out and humiliate her and, in the fact, say her genes were injured. but it never came out. harry protected it and went to his grave and she did -- it was not public knowledge. >> where did you find it? >> it is in these papers. the truman papers, the letters. it is not hitting in the papers. -- hidden in the papers. it is just there. there are also, in the papers, stories about how her friends helped her get over it. she was a young girl, a teenager, when this happened. her friends did their best to comfort her. they said they could not do anything -- she would not be comforted. it was such a smashing of that for that family. >> why did you spend not so much time but a lot of time on harry truman pursuing bess? wallace? was that the last name? >> bess wallace -- i do not know what it was about harry who claimed at age
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